Last season, the Toledo Rockets went to their first bowl game since 2005 and the players said they were just happy to be there, which may have been one reason why they lost that game. This year, they're motivated to show up with the intent to win their bowl game and avenge last year's defeat:
Running back Adonis Thomas talked about how crushed last year’s seniors were to lose in such a heartbreaking fashion in their last game, and how those seniors told the underclassmen to make up for that loss this year.
"Now we’re playing again for our seniors from last year," Thomas said.
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